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A great way to celebrate Pride month is spending June (and beyond) supporting LGBTQ-owned businesses and products.
Luckily, there are hundreds of LGBTQ+ businesses to support, ranging home decor and furniture to novelty shirts and accessories. Our favorites include a rainbow candle to commemorate the Stonewall riots from Gibson & Dehn, an abstract throw blanket from Minna, and a quirky ceramic hanging pot from Lockwood.
Here, the best Pride gifts from LGBTQ-owned businesses.
Gibson & Dehn Rainbow Single Wick Candle
Luxury candle brand, Gibson & Dehn, created a special rainbow-theme candle to burn this June. The design honors the the 53rd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City. A portion of all sales will benefit the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce in New York. The scent evokes windy Cape Cod with linen sheets, wooden boardwalks, and crashing waves.
Boy Smells Marble Fruit Candle
Boy Smells' candles, fragrances, and apparel aim to go beyond the gender binary for overall attractive scents and styles. The brand's newest candle expands on the Marble Fruit scent that launched as a fragrance for Pride 2021. The name comes from cofounder Matthew Herman's childhood memory of marble fruit on a scale in his grandparent's home with notes of jasmine, sandalwood, and cashmere. For June and July of this year, Boy Smells will donate 15 percent of profits from this candle to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Eduction Network, an educational organization dedicated to ending discrimination in K-12 schools.
Uncommon Goods State Spoon Rest
One of the LGBTQ+ makers featured on Uncommon Goods, Kerry Brooks from Minnesota knows how important your home state is. Celebrate home with a spoon rest modeled after your state. Send one off with a college student attending school out of state, or gift one to a family member that lives far away so they always remember where they came from.
Lockwood Fab Cori Hanging Pot
This adorable hanging pot adds a whimsical element to any living room or bedroom. There's endless personality in this pick with the cutest face, complete with teal glasses. Add in your favorite succulent, ivy, or fake plant for minimal upkeep. Plant lovers and design-focused friends will flip for this unique way to show off their plant babies.
Minna Abstract Throw Indigo
If you're not ready to commit to new wallpaper, opt for a funky throw blanket to update your space. Minna is a LGBTQ+ led business comprised of artists and creators based in Hudson, NY. This playful blanket features neutral colors, yet an interesting design to spruce up a chair or couch in a living room. The incredibly soft 100 percent merino throw was handmade by a women's cooperative in Uruguay and proves perfect to cuddle up with at night.
Gaetano Pesce Rectangular Tray
Couple Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria founded Coming Soon, a furniture design and gift shop in Manhattan. Their online shop features homewares of all styles and sizes, including these colorful trays from Gaetano Pesce. While the Italian designers' pieces can reach upwards of $500, these modern serving trays make a more reasonable, yet still exciting, housewarming or hostess gift.
Umeshiso Rainbow Chopsticks
Specialty coffee alum Umeko created their spoon brand to bring a bit of rainbow to everyday life. Known for their rainbow spoons to stir your lattes in the morning, they recently expanded to include rainbow chopsticks featuring adorable designs from Asian artists. All items are priced on a sliding scale so you can pay what you afford, and profits go towards providing free psychiatric care for coffee workers.
Bite Society Thank You So Much Gift Basket
Bite Society offers curated gift baskets perfect for any occasion. Say "Thank you" to a special someone this month with this gift featuring cookies, coffee, chips, nuts, and more. All of the treats come adorned with American flash tattoos for an edgy touch. The woman-owned LGBTQ+ business features thoughtfully sourced, delicious goods that anyone would appreciate opening.
Etsy Pride Tea Gift Box
Philadelphia-based Etsy sellers and proud members of the LGBTQ+ community, Carl and David are celebrating Pride the best way they know how—with delicious tea! Purchase this Pride gift box for the tea lover in your life and choose five of their best-selling loose leaf flavors, from lavender gray to jasmine green tea. The bundle also includes a tea infuser, two honey sticks, and a happy Pride card.
Couplet Coffee The Lover's French Press
LGBTQ+ and woman-owned Couplet Coffee strives for delicious, specialty coffee without being pretentious, and that goes for how you make your coffee too. Gift a coffee lover a new way to make their favorite brews with this adorable french press. The bright red color and cut-out heart design makes it perfect for Valentine's Day or any day you want to show a bit of extra love.
Art Is Dirty distressed blue plates
Sweeney Brown's brand, Art is Dirty, features homewares and art pieces that you won't find anywhere else. They made every piece by hand, ensuring everything you buy is completely unique and one of a kind. These distressed blue plates combine neutral and attractive colors with an intriguing design that adds endless interest to your tablescape.
Freck Beauty OG the Original Freckle
Fake freckles have gone viral on just about every social platform, and we agree they look adorable. This trend gave birth to Freck, the world's first freckle cosmetic product. Freck allows you to create realistic, buildable freckles that last all day.
LuxJoy & Comfort Pride Gift Box
Rachel Silberman started her business two years ago as a way to celebrate the coming out process or support those who may be struggling. This Pride gift box features a pronoun pin, sticker, Skittles, flag, and choice of a tumbler or mug. Choose a rainbow design to celebrate anyone this June or choose a bisexual, trans, pansexual, or asexual theme to spoil yourself or someone else finding their identity.
Etsy Crystal Queer future shirt
Proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, Gabriela Borjas runs the Etsy shop GbeeStudios and sells adorable T-shirts with designs centered around LGTBQ+ culture. We love this mystical print with the phrase "the future is crystal queer" that comes in five trendy colors.
Automic Gold Small Seamless Huggie Hoops / Piercing
Jewelry brand Automic Gold was founded by Al Sandimirova as a collection of rings, earrings, necklaces and more to fit any and all genders as a nonbinary person. None of the designs are designated between men and women, but rather suitable for all. Known as "radically wearable jewelry," these small gold huggies make the perfect addition to your accessories. They easily click into place and are made from 14K gold, so you won't have to worry about fading or wear over time.
Trixie Cosmetics Summer of Love Blush Palette
You may know her from RuPaul's Drag Race, but drag queen Trixie Mattel has recently been taking the beauty industry by storm. This adorable and versatile blush palette features two bright yet buildable brush shades with a bright highlighter sure to make a statement.
Show & Tell Watercolor Rainbow Headwrap
Add some color to your outfits this June with a headwrap from Show & Tell, a concept shop founded by Alyah Baker that celebrates black and LGBTQ+ joy every day of the year. Each headwrap is hand-dyed unique for a sustainable fashion option. Wear it as a sash or scarf through June and beyond to keep Pride close.
good light metamorphosis skincare set
Good Light's metamorphosis skincare set is designed to strengthen your skin barrier with every use. Perfect for those just starting out or skincare junkies looking for something new, the set includes a cosmic dew water cleanser, moon glow milky toning lotion, and the we come in peace microbiome serum. Good light attempts to create beauty products beyond the gender binary, making this a fitting self-care gift for all.
Shaquanda Will Feed You Hot Pepper Sauce
Perfect for spice lovers, this hot pepper sauce combines hot chili peppers, onions, ginger, lemon juice, horseradish, turmeric, mustard, and apple cider vinegar to pair with meat, veggies, eggs, and more. Shaquanda uses the freshest ingredients to make you feel like the queen of your kitchen, all for an affordable price.
Peace Out Skincare Peace Out Acne Healing Dots
Peace of Skincare revolutionized the way we treat blemishes overnight. When you feel a pimple coming on, simple stick one of the dots on top and go to sleep. In the morning, you'll notice a palpable difference in redness and inflammation on your way to healing the pimple. The skin-care enthusiast in your life needs to try this travel-friendly staple that actually works.
Ash + Chess Magical Mushrooms Wallpaper
Stick-on wallpaper is an easy way to completely transform your space. This pick from Ash + Chess features trippy, colorful mushrooms for a bright pattern sure to grab attention. Choose from three types and four sizes to fit your space, whether creating an accent wall or a whole room dedicated to the mushroom print. The retro color palette is a staple of the founders' styles—proud members of the LGBTQ+ community, Ashley and Chess from Virginia.
For the coffee lover in your life, consider gifting a bag of Equator Coffee. The brand began in a garage in 1995 and boasts sustainable practices and a delicious taste, Gift a subscription to a friend who can't go a day without their caffeine dose, or instant coffee to a student on-the-go.
Bokksu Classic Box Subscription
Experience flavors of Japan right in your home with Bokksu's subscription service. Every month, you receive a selection of Japanese snacks and treats to taste and share. Everything is sourced directly from family-run businesses in Japan. Each box also includes a culture guide to learn a bit more about the traditions and flavors commonly seen in Japan.
The Phluid Project Transcend Fragrance
Launched in 2018, the Phluid Project challenges gender norms by making apparel and accessories for everyone to express themselves fully and freely. Continuing with this mission, the new genderless fragrances from the brand come in four unique scents, including Transcend. The bright, sweet scent features soft vanilla orchid with a hint of sea salt for an added edge.
Suay Sew Shop Pride Rainbow Linen Pillow
Dedicated to sustainability, Suay Sew Shop's products are created with post-consumer waste, deadstock and domestically, organically grown fibers. To celebrate Pride month, the team of 30 employees located in Los Angeles created a Pride rainbow linen pillow. Choose from four different Pride-filled designed to flaunt your identity in your living space with an adorable decor piece. Additionally, Suay will donate all of the profits from these pillows to LGBTQ-owned organizations.
Male Glaze Rough Around The Edge Bowl
LGBTQ+ and woman-owned design studio and online storefront, Otherwild, features beautifully wild apparel, accessories, homewares, and sustainable goods. Shop small with pieces like this rough around the edges bowl, designed by Alex Miller of Male Glaze. This unique piece is guaranteed to turn heads as a fruit bowl or dinner table centerpiece.
Portrai Me Custom Art
For a completely personalized gift, consider Portrai Me, a visual art project completely customized to represent you. Simply choose a size for your art piece, then you will receive a questionnaire to provide words and images to create the imagery you desire. Choose your best friend's favorite hobby, your mom's favorite flowers, or you husband's favorite tie. While Portrai Me isn't LGBTQ+ owned, many of the artists in the collective belong to the community. Just be sure to order in advance for any holidays because each piece is custom-made for you.
Loyalty Books Bundle
Spoil the book lover in your life with a custom bundle from Loyalty Books, a bookshop by Hannah Oliver Depp, the proud BIPOC and LGBTQ+ founder. There are three tiers available based on your budget, plus two bundles to choose from. You can also purchase the bookseller's favorites or a bundle of adorable stationary. Every bundle is unique and handpicked for your recipient by a team of expert book lovers.
Cowgirl Creamery Cowgirl Classic
No matter the occasion, cheese makes an amazing gift. College friends Peggy Smith and Sue Conley originally founded the creamery in 1997 to highlight local sustainable agriculture in Marin and Sonoma counties. Now, experience that taste of California right at home with this classic bundle, featuring triple cream Mt Tam, versatile, aged Wagon Wheel, and Devil's Gulch topped with dried chilies.
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This article was written by Julia Fields, a lifestyle writer for The Spruce covering all things surrounding toys, gifts, and the holidays. She's also covered similar topics in other roles, including toy reviews, product roundups, crafts, and more.